Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey (6-7) vs. CC Sabathia (4-9)
The Minnesota Twins head to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to take on the New York Yankees. The Twins send Mike Pelfrey to the mound to face CC Sabathia of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +150 and New York at -160. The over/under was set at 9. The Twins, with a 67-50 run line record, cover the spread 57% of the time. They also have a 54-55 over/under record. The Yankees have a 56-56 over/under record and a 61-55 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
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The Twins show up with a 59-58 record, including 21-34 on the road. Mike Pelfrey has a 6-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.70 and a 1.40 WHIP. He's pitched 129 innings thus far while surrendering 143 hits over that time and when he starts, the Twins are 12-10. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-11. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .254 against the Twins bullpen while walking 111 times and striking out 258 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.16 strikeouts per game while getting 9.56 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.17.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .247, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .221 average away from home. The Twins hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 28th in baseball. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 114 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.24 hits per game.
New York is 32-21 at home while holding a 64-52 overall record on the season. CC Sabathia has a record of 4-9 while sporting an earned run average of 5.23 on the year with a 1.43 WHIP. He's pitched 129 innings thus far while surrendering 155 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 10-12. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-10. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .210 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 141 times and striking out 414 times. New York is averaging 8.34 strikeouts per game while getting 8.6 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Yankees hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 8th in baseball. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 117 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.78 hits a game.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 63 errors with 1,192 assists and 3,104 put outs for the season. The Yankees have committed 72 errors on the season with 1143 assists and 3,137 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 67-50 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 56-56 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 61-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/14/15 P Blaine Boyer Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
New York Yankees
08/16/15 P Ivan Nova Finger probable for next scheduled start
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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